Have you ever thought about what Hope and Fear have in common? They both have to do with what lies ahead. They only exist when we are looking to the future. When I am afraid, I may be feeling the fear right here and now. But, what I am afraid of has nothing to do with what is, it has to do with what MIGHT BE. And here is the real paradox. No matter how things come to pass, once they do, I am no longer afraid.
Today I am reminded, “It’s Okay!” This morning was much like every other morning. Wake up, lie in bed until the last possible minute. Get up shower, take my son to school. Come back – finally, fix my morning cup of coffee – get the younger two girls ready. Of course, this morning I walk in, and they’re trying to clean up a good amount of milk spilled on the table. I take over the clean up and try to direct them back to finishing their breakfast and getting ready. My wife comes downstairs, and now we’re both trying to hurry them to get ready. We finish our morning routine; they hurry out the door.
I take my coffee and move upstairs to finish getting ready. I’m only running about 5 minutes behind schedule at this point. I go into the meditation room and try to quiet my mind as I prepare to meditate. As Continue reading “Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!”
“What kind of day are you going to have?” That is the question I ask my kids every morning as they leave for school. Their reply, “a better day than yesterday.” My youngest then says,”but not as good as tomorrow!” Always with her heart melting little smile. Finally, I’ll ask, “whose choice is it?” “It’s my choice!”, They will each reply. Some days, with more enthusiasm than other. I will then end this morning ritual with, “Make the right choices!”. Continue reading “Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!”